A letter to your parents.
I'm just going to do my mom for reasons that I don't really want to get into right now. Maybe someday soon I'll be able to talk about my dad on this blog, but right now I just can't.
"Thank you" seems completely inadequate but it's all I know to tell you even and if I said it to you 100 times a day for the rest of my life it will still never be enough.
Thank you for teaching me what it means to have good character, accountability, honesty and integrity. Thank you for showing me how to make the best of any situation, to always show love, grace and patience even when the going gets tough. Thank you for teaching me to laugh at myself and to love myself even when I feel foolish and ugly. Thank you for taking me to ballet lesson after theatre practice after cheerleading practice for so many years. Thank you for making the sacrifices necessary so I could take ballet/piano/gymnastics/cheerleading. Thank you for being an example of a strong, confident woman and for showing me what I should aspire to be. Thank you for teaching me to cook and for always being supportive of my dreams and ambitions even if they were silly.
I am crying as I type this letter because I'm imagining my life without all that support and love and it just devastates me that there are some girls out there who don't have a supportive, loving mother. Or don't have a mother at all and it just breaks my heart because I don't know where I would be without having you in my life these last 27 years.
I want to be just like you. If my future children think of me the way I think of you, then I will have surpassed all my goals. I can't wait to make you a mother-in-law and a grandmother. I know you want these things so badly, but thank you for never making me feel like I was failing because I wasn't married or having babies. Thank you for always reminding me that everything will come in His time.
I love you.
I love you.